HOW TO – Silk screen

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HOW TO – Silk screen

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Troy writes – “I was looking at the Make flickr pool and saw your sweet silk screened moleskin. So after some quick searching, I found these:

Quick ‘n dirty silk screening – Link.
Professional and involved – Link.

Neither seem particularly daunting once you grasp the concept. I just have to start drawing up or looking for some designs…”

Pictured here, the silk screened moleskin Mark Frauenfelder, our (editor in chief) made for us.

14 thoughts on “HOW TO – Silk screen

  1. squareworm says:

    I started screening band tshirts over the summer and have had some awesome results. I learned how to use photo emulsion from this tutorial. Check it out.

  2. fungus_amungus says:

    Those are some extreme examples there with the messy DIY and four-color poster printing. I’d suggest starting off with a regular silk-screen method and using one color. Just pick up a Speedball kit and off you go.

  3. stuffwemake says:


    The link you provided didn’t work, could you tr again? I’d like to see the tutorial.

  4. fungus_amungus says:

    Here’s a good one for ya.

  5. Deek says:

    I am thinking about doing this with my moleskin. Did your editor use the cheap method to do this?

  6. repawn says:

    This is fun! I haven’t done silk-screning since the 9th grade (20 years ago! Yikes!) I am going to run out and pick up some equipment to do the quick and dirty method tomorrow.

  7. poop_one says: seems to have redone things since this post; their silk screen how-to is now here:

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